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What is... psychology series

What is… Personal Boundaries

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is personal boundaries. Kind of like our skin acts as a boundary to separate the insides of our bodies from the world, personal boundaries allow us to maintain separation in our interactions with other people. There are different… Continue reading What is… Personal Boundaries

Emerging blogger, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: GAD, Pure OCD & Me (Chloe)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Chloe of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: GAD, Pure OCD & Me (Chloe)

Emerging blogger, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Sana

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Sana of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sana

Book reviews

Book Review: Where Is This Place They Call Home?

Where Is This Place They Call "Home"? is the second book in the Learners At Love Series by Melody Finch, who you may know from her blog Caramel (Learner at Love).  I previously reviewed the first book We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves  The series follows protagonist Annabelle Riley as she grows emotionally and… Continue reading Book Review: Where Is This Place They Call Home?

Humanity & social relationships, Mental health

Why It’s Hard For Me To Be Around People

Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, can be a crippling condition that makes it extremely difficult to be around people.  It affects around 13% of the population at some point during their lifetime.  A key element of the condition is a fear of doing something that will result in humiliation. That's not me. … Continue reading Why It’s Hard For Me To Be Around People

Humanity & social relationships, Mental health

Does Mental Illness Make You Hard to Love?

I recently commented on another blogger's post and mentioned that depression makes me hard to love.  From their response, it seemed like they misinterpreted where I was going with that, so I thought it was worth doing a post about. I've written before about how I used to conceptualize separate well and ill selves.  My… Continue reading Does Mental Illness Make You Hard to Love?

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What is... psychology series

What is… Enmeshment

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is enmeshment. Enmeshment was first described by family therapist Salavador Minuchin.  It occurs when there is an extreme lack of boundaries, which prevents healthy differentiation into autonomous individuals.  It tends to be seen most often in families, although… Continue reading What is… Enmeshment

book cover: He's a Porn Addict... Now What? by Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea
Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: He’s a Porn Addict… Now What?

He's a Porn Addict... Now What?: An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions by Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea is written to serve as a resource for partners of men with pornography addictions.  It's a unique combination of viewpoints – Tony is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and Josh is a former… Continue reading Book Review: He’s a Porn Addict… Now What?

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Emerging blogger, Humanity & social relationships, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Kacha

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Kacha of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Kacha

Book cover: All She Wrote by Paula Light
Book reviews

Book Review: All She Wrote

All She Wrote: Catharsis & Absolution, is a book of poetry by Paula Light.  It focuses on the myriad emotions that go along with relationship heartbreak.  There are poems about narcissism, gaslighting, and other highly charged circumstances.  There's also a poem about a non-starter online relationship and Google stalking. Here are some of my favourite… Continue reading Book Review: All She Wrote